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Yorktown's Hanson:

One From the CradleThink Yorktown took a little bit of playoff experience into last night's 38-32 victory over Langley? Consider Patriots Coach Bruce Hanson's background: He played at William & Mary under current South Carolina coach Lou Holtz; he was recruited to William & Mary by former Buffalo Bills coach Marv Levy; and one of the coaches on the Tribe staff at that time was current Detroit Lions coach Bobby Ross.

Two of Hanson's teammates there were current Tribe coach Jimmye Laycock -- a Loudoun County native -- and current Notre Dame offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers.

"Back then, William & Mary was like the cradle of coaches," Hanson said, before jokingly adding that "of course, all of those guys are famous now and I am still a high school coach."

A high school coach, yes, but one whose team is still alive in the playoffs. ...

A Generation Gap

When Northwest played Urbana last night, it represented more than just a football game. It was also a matchup of two generations of coaches.

Northwest's Randy Trivers is 26 years old and in his second season at the Germantown school. Urbana's Dave Carruthers is in his 29th season coaching, his 21st as a head coach. At Urbana, Carruthers has a record of 33-5 following last night's 45-7 victory.


"That's the biggest drive we've had all season. I knew they had to stop us, and our offense is good enough to get in scoring


-- Severna Park QB Chris Odom, who led the game-winning drive that resulted in Paul Gillette's 24-yard field goal with five seconds remaining to give Severna Park a 15-14 win over Watkins Mill.

"We knew Wilde Lake was one of the best teams in the Baltimore area, but I think that Montgomery County has better teams. Not many teams can come down here and walk away with a victory."

-- Seneca Valley QB Chris Kelley after the Screaming Eagles' 49-11 victory.



Years since Yorktown had won a playoff game until last night's 38-32 Virginia AAA Division 5 playoff victory over Langley. The Patriots' last playoff victory before last night was 26-20 over Marshall in the 1988 Northern Region Division 5 final.


Carries Annapolis's Rayvon Johnson had in the second half and overtime. Annapolis had 27 plays during that span in its 28-27 loss to Damascus.